• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Early Years Application

We are delighted that you are considering the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park for your child! If you are applying for our Nursery or Reception (Preschool or Junior Kindergarten) program, we ask that you take the following steps:

  • Sign up for a group tour
  • Complete the Online Application. Apply online. 
  • Submit $50 application fee (payable online or by check)
  • Submit all supplemental documentation; school records, family photo, optional parent statement, optional personal recommendation. Please note all supplemental materials may be received at any point during the application process prior to the decision deadline. 
  • Attend a playdate
  • Schedule a parent meeting

Our Early Years Program is comprised of the following: 

 

Pre Nursery (Two Year Old Program)

5 days/week, 3 days/week, or 2 days/week schedules offered .
Classroom open 7:30am - 6:00pm

Nursery (Preschool)

Full day program (currently 8:00am – 3:30pm, five days a week)
Morning-only program (currently 8:00am – 12:00pm, five days a week)

Please note that after school clubs and before/after care are available between 7:00am - 8:00am and between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.  Drop off in classroom or car line available between 8:00am - 8:30 am. 

Reception (Junior Kindergarten)

Full day program (currently 8:00am – 3:30pm, five days a week)

Please note that after school clubs and before/after care are available between 7:00am - 8:00am and between 3:30pm and 6:30pm. Drop off in classroom or car line available between 8:00am - 8:30 am. 

List of Application Forms/Supplemental Documentation 

  • Online Application
  • Family Photo
  • School Records (if applicable)
  • Optional Parent Statement
  • Optional Personal Reccomendation Form 

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Financial Aid

Notification of Admissions Decision

Enrollment Contract Due

Regular Decision: January 4th

(applications are accepted after deadline, space and notification timeline will vary)

Regular: February 1st

Regular: Nursery – February 1st

Reception – Year 6 March 1st

Regular: Nursery – March 24th

Reception – Year 6 March 24th

Early Action*/BISC Sibling: December 2nd

 

 

Early Action/Sibling: December 2nd

 

 

Early Action/Sibling: December 15th

 

 

Early Action/Sibling: January 16th

 

 

*Early Action is an option for families who are interested in a shorter admissions process and believe BISC is their first choice school. In addition to an expedited process this provides an option to secure enrollment in your desired grade. Early Action is available only for Nursery - Year 6 applicants.

Our admissions season begins on September 1 and continues through the spring. Our Open House takes place in November and January, and group tours are held September – March. Parent meetings are scheduled as applications are received.

Families reeroll annually during the month of February. 

Application Forms and Supplemental Documents

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